News anchor drops f-bomb in story about gay pride

Not that f-bomb -- the other f-bomb

Published June 12, 2013 8:30PM (EDT)


While segueing out of a story about the "Pledge of Allegiance" and into a story about Minneapolis' gay pride festival, KSTP-TV news anchor Bill Lunn dropped a critical letter from the word "flag":

"I pledge allegiance to the fag," Lunn stumbled before quickly correcting himself.

Ah, bloopers.

To be fair, Lunn seemed genuinely horrified at the slip, and later took to Twitter to apologize and sounded genuinely remorseful:

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h/t Towle Road

By Katie McDonough

Katie McDonough is Salon's politics writer, focusing on gender, sexuality and reproductive justice. Follow her on Twitter @kmcdonovgh or email her at

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